January 14th – On This Day In British Wrestling

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Hamish Woodward

Welcome to the January 14th edition of “On This Day in British Wrestling“, where we take a nostalgic journey back through the annals of British wrestling history.

Each day, we’ll highlight significant matches, memorable moments, and key events that have shaped the rich tapestry of wrestling in the United Kingdom.

Whether it’s a classic bout, a groundbreaking debut, or an unforgettable storyline, join us as we celebrate the legacy and evolution of British wrestling, one day at a time.

On This Day In British Wrestling – January 14th

2008 – Ric Flair defeated William Regal on Monday Night Raw. The match took place in Mobile, Alabama. Regal was the General Manager of Raw at the time, and was coming off the back of a First Blood match against Triple H a week prior. Ric Flair would be forced to retire if he lost the match, as decreed by Vince McMahon.

2017 – WWE present the first night of the United Kingdom Tournament. It took place at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London, which used to be a hotbed for professional wrestling. The first match was Trent Seven defeat H.C. Dyer. Tyler Bate eventually won the tournament to become the WWE United Kingdom Champion. This also led to the formation of NXT UK, which was the main cause for the death of BritWres in 2020.

2018 – Pete Dunne retained the WWE United Kingdom Championship against Joseph Connors at ‘Progress Chapter 61: Don’t Touch Me…Don’t…Don’t Touch Me’ in Birmingham.

2023 – Jinny retired from wrestling due to injury. The English star had spells with Progress and the WWE, in NXT UK. She was a former Progress Women’s Champion, winning the title from Toni Storm at Progress Chapter 69. She was only 35-years-old.

Learn more about why Jinny retired from wrestling.

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